Abraham Lincoln and the Cardinal Virtue of Practical Reason

Abraham Lincoln and the Cardinal Virtue of Practical Reason

Essay By: Brett G. Scharffs

47 PEPP. L. REV. 341 (2020)

Practical wisdom is an elusive concept. This Article focuses on a case in which Abraham Lincoln, prior to his election as President, participated (or more accurately did not participate) to frame a discussion of what practical wisdom means and how it makes a difference for lawyers.

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